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2 Hillside Cottages Carbis Bay

£379 - £908 per week
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This beautifully restored, mid-terrace cottage built c.1821, offers everything you need for a relaxing holiday. The cottage is a cosy, comfortable retreat, providing two sun-soaked private decks (set on different levels), with spectacular views across to Hayle Sands and Godrevy Lighthouse. Enjoy the warmth of the sun all day long or if the weather turns stormy, witness breathtaking scenery. Carbis Bay, a designated ‘Blue Flag’ beach, is a five minute walk down through a steep, wooded valley, where you can hang out in the beach bar/restaurant, paddle in the sea or for the more adventurous, hire water-sports equipment. St Ives is a 25 minute walk along the stunning coastal path. Here you can explore a wide range of independent shops, restaurants and art galleries, surrounded by award winning, sandy beaches catering for both young families and seasoned surfers. A regular rail and bus service is available for the return journey home. As the sun goes down, unwind on your very own deck and watch the colours slowly fade over the bay.

Entrance

9 external steps down to the front door and small hallway area leading to:

Kitchen/dining/sitting room

leather sofa, armchair, Smart TV, dining table with four chairs, fridge/freezer, electric hob and oven, dishwasher, washing machine, sea views. Stairs leading to bedrooms and door to:

Decking area

parasol, table and 3 chairs, 11 steps down to the garden terraces, 8 steps down to the lower deck with parasol, 2 loungers and single chair.

Bedroom 1

king size bed, sea views.

Shower room

large walk in shower, WC, basin and heated towel rail.

Bedroom 2

single bed.

Additional information

Please note this property is not suitable for children under the age of 12 years old due to the steep drop at the end of the garden. No children under 12, WiFi, short breaks available.

 
 

Hillside Cottage is a little gem. Restored to a very good standard, this 200 year old building provides a comfortable and relaxing holiday accommodation. We enjoyed the outside area: wonderful view towards Porth Kidney beach from the back patio and the lower decking area give shelter for relaxing on a sun lounger. The location is perfect for beaches and a stroll not St Ives.

July 2020

An excellent newly refurbished cottage ( believe we are the first guests ) in a great location for walking to Carbis bay, 5-10 mins or St Ives 30 mins via costal path, slightly less main road. Be prepared to burn some calories walking back from Carbis bay beach! Regular buses from outside the property some open top to St Ives, Penzance and lands end, the St Ives train station is 5ish mins walk and £1 one way £2 return. The cottage is very comfortable the standard of fittings etc. Very good, there is a smart TV and WiFi , kitchen well fitted with all you need including microwave, washing machine, oven electric ceramic hob, and dishwasher, there are 2 levels to the rear of the property with a great view of the bay, top deck with parasol chairs and table steps lead down to a lovely relaxing area with 2 wooden loungers. The view from the rear bedroom window Is spectacular With the sun rising early morning 5 am when we were there - was a must every day - the sun sets to the front of the property casting beautiful sunlight to the front bedroom. There is plenty of draw storage and hanging hooks for clothes. For those wanting to eat in the Tesco is a 5 min walk, there is an excellent Italian tapas style restaurant within walking distance that does take away as well and becks fish and chips Close by both eat in and take away, we also tried the Chinese delivery service from the St Ives restaurant and that was very good and arrived on time Bear in mind the cottage is on a very busy road, it’s not at all noisy but crossing the road to the car park area opposite can be a challenge and is best attempted by walking down the road a little to the left before crossing - the entrance to where the car is parked is on a bend again when pulling out advice is to turn left rather than right We loved our week at the cottage and will defiantly return , such a wonderful area plenty to Do and explore. Nigel & Wendy Lockley

July 2020

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2020

1 Jan - 8 Feb379
15 February390
22 Feb - 21 Mar379
28 March417
4 Apr - 11 Apr503
18 Apr - 25 Apr417
2 May468
9 May - 16 May493
23 May751
30 May565
6 June588
13 Jun - 20 Jun640
27 June712
4 July746
11 July758
18 July844
25 Jul - 22 Aug908
29 August640
5 September606
12 September554
19 September443
26 Sep - 10 Oct438
17 October447
24 October490
31 Oct - 12 Dec379
19 December555
26 Dec - 31 Dec700

2021

1 Jan - 6 Feb387
13 February398
20 Feb - 20 Mar387
27 March426
3 Apr - 10 Apr514
17 April387
24 April426
1 May478
8 May - 22 May503
29 May766
5 June577
12 June600
19 June653
26 June727
3 July762
10 July774
17 July862
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25 Sep - 9 Oct447
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30 Oct - 11 Dec387
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Carbis Bay

Choose a holiday in Carbis Bay and you’ll be spoilt by endless views and a sweeping coastline. Spend your days relaxing on the beach, or walk the coastal path into St Ives. Located between Hayle and St Ives, you’ll be spoilt for places to visit, from endless golden beaches, to Cornish cafes and family attractions. Carbis Bay is located near to the A30, making it easy to access other areas of the county.

Things to do near Carbis Bay

Beaches

A holiday in Carbis Bay means you’ll have one of the most beautiful beaches just a short walk away from your holiday cottage. With crystal-clear turquoise waters, enjoy swimming and other watersports, with kayaks and paddleboards available to hire from the watersports centre at the beach. You’ll also be in close proximity to the golden sandy beaches at Lelant and Hayle and the popular beaches in St Ives; you could try a different beach every day of the week!

St Ives

St Ives is a stunning seaside town that is only a 30 minute walk along the coastal path and easily reached through one of the most memorable and scenic train rides in the UK. The town is a thriving mixture of restaurants, galleries, quirky little shops, as well as brands we all recognise, and of course home to four stunning beaches. Spend a day exploring before retiring to Carbis Bay and relaxing in the comfort of your own home from home.

Paradise Park

Paradise Park is the perfect place for a day out with the kids. Home to over 650 birds including owls, flamingos and toucans, as well as an array of other wildlife, Paradise Park is only a few miles from Carbis Bay and hosts a variety of educational and fun events for children and adults alike to get involved with.

St Michael's Mount

Named as ‘the jewel in Cornwall’s crown’, St Michael’s Mount is a must-see on any visit to Cornwall. Take a short drive to the opposite coast and visit this famous landmark. Adventure across the cobbled causeway by foot at low tide, or climb aboard the ‘St Michael’ amphibious vehicle at high tide. Why not take a look at our live webcam of St Michael's Mount?

West Cornwall Golf Club

Considered one of the finest courses in Cornwall, almost every hole at West Cornwall Golf Club provides panoramic views of St Ives Bay. With a variety of weather conditions at different times of the year, your abilities are sure to be tested! You can even indulge in a well-deserved, post-round drink and meal at the clubhouse which overlooks the first tee. 

Food

Visit Scarlet Wines in the nearby village of Lelant for a wide selection of locally sourced gourmet products. Perfect for a picnic at the beach or for stocking up supplies in your holiday cottage. 

With so much within easy reach of Carbis Bay, there will never be a dull moment whilst staying here.

Walks

Leave the car at home and take the 20 minute walk into St Ives, enjoying the views along the way. This gentle walk is a must at least once during your stay.

For nature lovers, the Steeple Woods Nature Reserve is home to an abundance of wildlife and plants. Relax and explore the forty acre space which overlooks St Ives. Have a read of our blog post on the Steeple Wood Stroll for more information.

For the more adventurous soul, the St Michael’s Way is a 12.5 mile trek starting at nearby Lelant, and finishing up at the stunning St Michael’s Mount in Marazion. Take a look at our handy Guide to Eating Out in Marazion to help you decide on the best place to refuel and rest your feet! If the walk back doesn’t seem too appealing, you can always ride the open-top bus all the way home!

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Local events

St Ives Feast Day

Held on the anniversary of the consecration of the Parish Church of St Eia in 1434 AD, Feast Day offers visitors to witness - and even join in with - some centuries-old traditions. A morning precesison led by the Mayor to bless the Well of St Eia. Following this, the Mayor will 'Hurls the Silver Ball' into a crowd of children who assemble on the beach below. The one who returns the ball to the Guildhall steps by midday receives a silver coin. In the afternoon the Mayor then throw pennies from the balcony of the Guildhall for children to collect.

4th February 2020

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West Cornwall Spring Flower Show

The West Cornwall Spring Show has been running for over 90 years and is a showcase for horticultural excellence within the area of Penwith.

TBC 1st - 2nd March 2020

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Porthleven Food & Music Festival

The small Cornish fishing village of Porthleven hosts its annual Food & Music Festival every April and encorporates street performers, a range of local produce, Samba dancing, theatre, beer marquees, hip-hop dancers, fireworks, Cornish singing & much, much mmore...the list is endless!

26th - 28th April 2020

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Camborne Trevithick Day

Join in the celebrations at this community led festival of free entertainment. The annual event celebrates the engineering and mining history of the Camborne area, and is dedicated to Richard Trevithick, pioneer of high pressure steam power & inventor of Road and Railway Locomotives.

27th April 2020

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St Ives Food & Drink Festival

Growing in size and popularity, the St Ives Food Festival features top chefs, quality Cornish goods, sandcastle competitions for children and food demonstrations.

10th - 12th May 2020

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Golowan Festival - Penzance

Golowan Festival is an annual community arts event that celebrates local culture and the social and natural environment. 'Mazey Day' takes place on the Saturday of the festival and guarantees to be a very colourful affair!

21st - 30th June 2020

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Penzance Literary Festival

Popular with visitors and locals alike, this exciting festival celebrates everything literary, including spoken, written, recited and sung word. Take part in the reading and writing discussions and activities and enjoy the many performances.

3rd - 6th July 2020

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St Ives Bay Helicopter Tours

For two weeks only, Adventure 001, supporters of Cornwall Air Ambulance, will be bringing their helicopter experiences to St Ives! Choose from a 6 minute flight from £35 to a 30 minute flight from £96 and take in the incredible views across St Ives bay and beyond!

Dates TBC August 2020

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Hayle Fest

Enjoy a weekend of live music, local food and drink, food demonstrations, crafts and local goods stalls and much more! Don't miss out!

25th - 27th July 2020

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St Ives Lifeboat Day

A fun packed day hosted by the RNLI lifeboat Station. See the lifeboats on display and in action on the water with demonstrations featuring one of the HM Coastguard helicpoters!

8th August 2020

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Newlyn Fish Festival

Newlyn Fish Festival is the biggest and best of its kind in the UK. Taste some of the finest seafood on offer and enjoy cookery demonstrations, live music and arts and crafts. Local fishmongers take part in the The Cornish fishmonger of the year competition and the popular 'Fishy Trail' is perfect to keep the kids entertained.

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 26th August 2020

St Ives September Festival

Now becoming a sellout event, this festival keeps attracting more and more visitors who come to enjoy a wide range of acts, including music, theatre, poetry and visual arts.

14th - 28th September 2020

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St Ives Shanty Shout Weekend

The 2018 shout will feature more than 20 sea shanty groups for a fun weekend of shanty singing, sailor and pirate themed fancy dress and beer. This year's event will be raising money for Cornwall Air Ambulance and its New Heli Appeal and takes place in various pubs and venues in St Ives.

November 2020

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Flambards Christmas Craft Fayre

Find unique Christmas presents and tasty treats at Flambards Christmas Craft Fayre. Stalls will be set up in various areas of the park, there will be Christmas music to get everyone in the festive spirit and a chance to meet Santa too. 

December 2020

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Mousehole Christmas Lights

Possibly the most well-known and popular Christmas Lights in the county, Moushole combines stunning displays against the backdrop of their gorgeous Cornish fishing harbour to bring real festive magic to all who visit at this special time of year. 

15th December 2020 - 4th January 2021

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Santa's Grotto at Paradise Park

Visit Santa and his elves at the magical grotto at Paradise Park on selected dates in December. Tickets include a gift from Santa and there's no need to book, tickets are on sale on the day from 10am. 

TBC December 2020 (selected dates)

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Montol Festival

Each year, the people of Penzance celebrate the Winter solstace with a festival of Cornish tradition, torch processions, and dancing.

21st December 2020

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Tom Bawcock's Eve, Mousehole

The tradition of Tom Bawcock comes from the feast or famine lifestyle of Cornwall.  The story goes that it was just before Christmas; there had been no fish for weeks, the boats couldn’t get out into the raging storm, the village was starving. One man, Tom Bawcock, dared to take his boat out of the harbour’s safety. He returned with enough fish to make fish pie for the whole village. 

Today, a festival takes place each year to celebrate Tom Bawcock's bravery. During the festival, Star Gazey pies are eaten in memory of this famous event.

23rd December 2020

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New Year's Eve in St Ives

Spend New Year's Eve in St Ives for an unforgettable evening at the largest fancy dress party in the county. Ring in the New Year with an unbeatable fireworks display by the sea. 

31st December 2020

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What our guests say...

We know how important honest reviews are when it comes to booking your holiday. To help you choose the right property for you, we publish all reviews left by guests who have stayed here in the past, with the few exceptions stated in our Review Guidelines. Please bear in mind that some facilities referred to by past guests in reviews can be removed or changed at any time.

Hillside Cottage is a little gem. Restored to a very good standard, this 200 year old building provides a comfortable and relaxing holiday accommodation. We enjoyed the outside area: wonderful view towards Porth Kidney beach from the back patio and the lower decking area give shelter for relaxing on a sun lounger. The location is perfect for beaches and a stroll not St Ives.

8 days ago

An excellent newly refurbished cottage ( believe we are the first guests ) in a great location for walking to Carbis bay, 5-10 mins or St Ives 30 mins via costal path, slightly less main road. Be prepared to burn some calories walking back from Carbis bay beach! Regular buses from outside the property some open top to St Ives, Penzance and lands end, the St Ives train station is 5ish mins walk and £1 one way £2 return. The cottage is very comfortable the standard of fittings etc. Very good, there is a smart TV and WiFi , kitchen well fitted with all you need including microwave, washing machine, oven electric ceramic hob, and dishwasher, there are 2 levels to the rear of the property with a great view of the bay, top deck with parasol chairs and table steps lead down to a lovely relaxing area with 2 wooden loungers. The view from the rear bedroom window Is spectacular With the sun rising early morning 5 am when we were there - was a must every day - the sun sets to the front of the property casting beautiful sunlight to the front bedroom. There is plenty of draw storage and hanging hooks for clothes. For those wanting to eat in the Tesco is a 5 min walk, there is an excellent Italian tapas style restaurant within walking distance that does take away as well and becks fish and chips Close by both eat in and take away, we also tried the Chinese delivery service from the St Ives restaurant and that was very good and arrived on time Bear in mind the cottage is on a very busy road, it’s not at all noisy but crossing the road to the car park area opposite can be a challenge and is best attempted by walking down the road a little to the left before crossing - the entrance to where the car is parked is on a bend again when pulling out advice is to turn left rather than right We loved our week at the cottage and will defiantly return , such a wonderful area plenty to Do and explore. Nigel & Wendy Lockley

2 weeks ago